German court orders Facebook to rein in data collection

By: AFP      Published: 09:36 PM, 23 Jun, 2020
German court orders Facebook to rein in data collection

A top German court on Tuesday ordered Facebook to stop merging data collected through its Whatsapp and Instagram subsidiaries or other websites unless users explicitly agree, in a legal victory for competition authorities.

"Facebook does not allow for any choice," Federal Court of Justice judge Peter Meier-Beck said, adding that the Californian firm was abusing its dominant position.